Something had to give in the city of Brotherly Love, and on Tuesday it did with a coaching change.

The Philadelphia Phillies relieved John Mallee of his duties and named former manager Charlie Manuel as the ball club’s new hitting coach.

Manuel has been working with the club as an adviser in the front office. The move is not likely to be a long-term scenario, but at least until they can find somebody else they want to fill the role.

He spent nine years at the Phillies’ helm, managing the team from 2005-2013, helping to lead them to a World Series championship in 2008. The 75-year old has a reputation on building sluggers, including Hall of Famer Jim Thome while both were with the Cleveland Indians.

This season it was expected that the Phillies would be one of the best hitting teams in the majors, especially after adding several stars. However, entering play on Tuesday, the offense ranks 24th in the league with a .245 batting average, 23rd in slugging at .417 and 18th in on-base percentage at .322.

While I wouldn’t call his season a disappointment, Bryce Harper isn’t having a great year. His .844 OPS is down from his career average .893 mark. Also finding themselves down in OPS are all-star catcher JT Realmuto, third baseman Maikel Franco who was sent to the minors and outfielder Andre McCutchen prior to tearing his ACL back in June.

The Phillies, who are two games above .500, sit nine games out of first place in the NL East and a pair of games out of the final NL wild card spot.